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VersuS, The Real Time Lives of Cities

raitunes.pngVersuS On RaiTunes, Musical Voyage On The Emotions Of The Planet: Travel through 6 cities, in Italy, Europe and the United States. A live performance capturing in real time the emotions of cities, in an open dialogue with music. Continue reading


Jan 4, 2012
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NMR Commission: “You’re Not My Father” by Paul Slocum

logo_300.jpgYou’re Not My Father, by Paul Slocum, [Requires Quicktime plugin] is composed of a sequence of recreations of a 10 second scene from the television show Full House, overlaid with sound loops from the scene’s original music. The crews who re-shot the scene were recruited through Internet message boards and Craigslist; each was paid $150. Instructions for shooting the scene and delivering the footage were issued to the crews. To-date, the project includes participants from Austin, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denton, London, and San Francisco. Continue reading


Jul 11, 2011
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Live Stage: Networking for Sonic Artists [uk London]

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Sonic Social: Networking for Sonic Artists ::

January 19, 2011, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. :: Come meet other artists and talk all things sonic in a sociable atmosphere! :: SoundFjord Gallery, Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4E :: Tickets Free but RSVP is essential :: Email to RSVP: info[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk ::


Jan 9, 2011
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Live Stage: MUSICfor.one [byTEN] [Chatroulette]

1×10graphic.pngMUSICfor.one [byTEN] is a live “concert” improvisation created for the Chatroulette social network. Audio in the performance is generated from screen grabs taken of the first 10 people that appeared during a previous visit to the website. These pictures in turn became the graphic notation that loosely scores the work. Through this process Jason Sloan becomes the conductor while the anonymous Chatroulette users become the unaware orchestra.

The individual scores are created using software that reads the RGB pixel information across the X axis of the image and assigns a unique tone to each colored pixel. Two 20 minute movements of MUSICfor.one [byTEN] will be performed live on the Chatroulette network March 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm EST [-5GMT]. Click through and see if you can find the performance. Documentation of MUSICfor.one [byTEN] will be made available.


Mar 17, 2010
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A New Music Search Engine

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COPCM2eQm5U&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]A music search engine that uses a novel technique to classify songs,will go into beta this week, Erica Naone writes in the November 2 Technology Review blog.

… It was designed by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, including assistant professor Gert Lanckriet. The researchers have trained the search using information contributed by Facebook users, via an application called HerdIt. The goal is to train the system to tag songs automatically–using statistical analysis applied to the waveform patterns that represent each song…


Nov 3, 2009
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Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art)

networked.jpgNetworked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art) INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE: Two years in the making, Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art) is now open for comments, revisions, and translations. You may also submit a chapter for consideration.

active, aethetics, aggregators, authenticity, authorship, BEN FRY, BEN RUBIN, BURAK ARIKAN, collaborative, communication, data, data mining, digital traces, distributed, DIY, EDUARDO NAVAS, everyday life, flow, GOLAN LEVIN, identity, improvisation, Internet, JANET CARDIFF, JASON FREEMAN, JODI.ORG, JONATHAN HARRIS, latency, lifelogging, lifetracing, MANIK, mapping, MARK AMERIKA, MARK HANSEN, MARTIN WATTENBERG, MAX NEUHAUS, Mechanical Turk, mediation, memory, music, narrative, NastyNets, NATHANIEL STERN, net art, network, NICK KNOUF, nonlinear, OLIVER LARIC, participation, performative, persistance, PETER TRAUB, platform, postmodernism, presentational, privacy, prosumer, prosurfer, ranking, realism, reality, real-time, relational, remix, representation, research, RYBN, SCARLET ELECTRIC, SCOTT KILDALL, SCOTT RETTBERG, search engine, self, self-exposure, SHIFTSPACE.ORG, social networks, software, sousveillance, STEVE LAMBERT, storage, surveillance, tactical media, telepresence, THE HUB, THEY RULE, TrackMeNot, transmission, TV, user-generated, visualization, web 2.0, webcam, widget, Wikipedia Art, YES MEN. Continue reading


Jul 31, 2009
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Cybraphon – The Emotional Musical Instrument

cybraphon.jpgFrom The Telegraph, July 28, 2009:

The evolution of pop music could be set to take another turn with the introduction of Cybraphon, a machine that plays different music depending on its mood. Cybraphon spends its day surfing the internet, looking at Google and its own Facebook page, every website hit it gets the happier it becomes. The machine was created by avant-garde musical collective Found who teamed up with Professor Simon Kirby from Edinburgh University.

Professor Kirby said: “The obvious question is – what makes Cybraphon happy? 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Cybraphon is online surfing Google, looking at its Facebook page, counting website hits. Continue reading


Jul 28, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: social [net.work music] [online]

social_music.jpgsocial [net.work music] — by Jason Sloan — is a new improvised network sound project and performance which utilizes the MySpace Music social network as its core sound library. Sloan will webcast a live set from his studio in Baltimore on June 25, 2009; 8:00 pm [EST].

“Recently, I’ve been interested in the the connections created through the MySpace Music social network. By navigating the “Friends Space” link section on each member’s page, reminiscent of web 1.0 webrings, the user can access an interconnected network of that artists influences, friends and label mates, allowing them to discover new artists and different genres of music. Most of the pages feature a jukebox with samples of the musicians work which automatically begin to play once the page has finished loading. Continue reading


Jun 10, 2009
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NMR Commission: “ItSpace” by Peter Traub

itspace_3001.jpgItSpace, by Peter Traub, creates a network of pages within the social networking site MySpace. Instead of people, the pages feature everyday household objects from the artist’s house. Each page has a photo of the object, a description, and most importantly, a 1-minute piece composed of samples of the object being struck, resonated, and so forth. All the pages, or objects, are ‘friends’ with each other, so that visitors who discover one object may jump to the others to see their profiles and hear their sounds. Visitors to the site are invited to create new ItSpace pages with pieces made from their own household objects and link those in as ‘friends’ of the original set. Listen to an Interview >> Continue reading


May 26, 2009
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NMR Commission: “My Space Sound” by Sawako Kato

kato_logo_300.jpgMy Space Sound by Sawako Kato [Requires Mac OSX, Flash Player, and a fast Internet connection] – My Space Sound is an audio popup book about the village called MySpace. The story starts like this: “Once upon a time … there was a village called MySpace. It is the era when so-called ‘Web 2.0’ is still a novelty…” Users can participate in the story by entering their MySpace URL, as well as by just browsing the story. In a world composed of both facts and fictions extracted from the database, the audience gets a chance to rethink the chaotic social network space. Continue reading


May 26, 2009
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Networked_Music_Review (NMR) is a research blog that focuses on emerging networked musical explorations.

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